Today’s post is from guest blogger, Emily Palmer. Emily is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she served as Color Guard Captain for the EMU Marching Band. During her time at EMU she also served as President of the Gamma Rho chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. She now serves as the Color Guard Instructor for Farmington HS. We’re so glad she can join us to impart some of the wisdom gleaned from her time as a Marching Band Student Leader!
My little high school marching band students are in the midst of recruiting new members for the 2012 season. Our program is relatively small and under-recognized by the school, so I really want them to get into the habit of spreading good information about themselves. In order to help them realize how effective they can be, I recently shared the following tips with them, all of which were gleaned from my experience in the EMU Marching Band and Tau Beta Sigma. As the recruiting season for concert and marching band draws near (and therefore recruitment for Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Iota, Mu Phi Epsilon and Phi Mu Alpha), I urge you to search for a way to apply some (or all) of these to your own programs.[…]